Historic White Pine Village

Historic White Pine Village, Ludington: Hours, Address, Historic White Pine Village Reviews: 4.5/5

Historic White Pine Village

Historic White Pine Village
4.5
Historic Sites • History Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Historic White Pine Village offers a living-history, family-friendly, fun-filled tour of a late 19th – early 20th century pioneer village. The Village boasts 30 historic exhibit buildings, including the original 1849 Mason County Courthouse (on the National Register of Historic Places ) and an authentic turn-of-the-century steam locomotive, tender car, and flat car loaded with logs and headed toward the Village’s working sawmill. Visitors come face-to-face with early settlers: first-person interpreters with scripts carefully prepared by staff and historians, they interact and improvise with visitors in the persona of historical characters and recreate actual personages from Mason County. The buildings contain thousands of authentic artifacts and archives depicting the rich lumbering and agricultural history of its area. Thousands of area school children, families, individual visitors and residents tour the Village annually.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Mary Lou F
Chelsea, MI112 contributions
A Visit Back In Time
Jun 2021
We spend about 2.5 hours at White Pine Village and had a wonderful experience. We were there in the morning and it was not crowded. We spent lots of time looking at all the artifacts in the buildings. Everything was so realistic and well done. It was like going back in time. The staff was friendly and although the gift shop was small, it was beautifully set-up with lots of unique items. We have been to Greenfield Village many times but I found White Pine Village more enjoyable. This is a village of the average hard-working American rather than residences and work places of the Henry Ford's and Thomas Edison's of our history. It was smaller and more intimate and made you feel as though you were part of this unique little village. Great place to spend some time.
Written June 11, 2021
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Trish W
McMurray, PA832 contributions
Nicely Done Rendition of Original Settlement
Sep 2020 • Couples
This is a nicely laid out former colonial town that shows different periods in the settlement. It costs $12 for adults and takes 2-3 hours to see it all. There is much to see and lots to read. The many different buildings display tools people used back then. There is a one room schoolhouse, courthouse, jail, amphitheater, artesian crafts, blacksmith, music building featuring the clown band, doctors office, miners cabin, logging bunkhouse, mercantile, ice cream parlor, barns and sheds with farm equipment etc. it is a pleasant way to spend an afternoon but children would probably be bored.
Written September 17, 2020
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KENDALL W
Howell, MI1 contribution
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Feb 2019
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Written January 27, 2020
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Travelwithkids6421
7 contributions
Surprise gem!
Aug 2019 • Family
My children are all 6 and under and they all enjoyed this. My oldest (4 & 6) found it interactive and still talk about it. Some buildings had reenactors in them who engaged the kids, told stories, and taught them about long ago in a way they could understand. We were very respectful of the artifacts but just as children can sometimes get close to ropes or exhibits, they were very understanding and gracious. I never felt they were annoyed with my children there. A lovely reenactor in the general store showed my girls how to grind coffee, different irons, how to heat rugs and then gave them a little treat for "helping" her. There's a place to buy ice cream, hot dogs, popcorn, drinks that prefers cash. We brought in our lunch and sat in the designated outdoor eating area. We spent about 3 hours here with young children.
Written August 17, 2019
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Thank you for your kind review! We are thrilled to hear that you and your children enjoyed your time at the Village. Have a wonderful day!
Written August 19, 2019
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Departure812725
Greenville, NC16 contributions
Nice historic village
Aug 2019 • Couples
The village is a nice collection of historic buildings, such a school, post office. Several items of farm and logging equipment
Written August 13, 2019
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Cynthia S
Lake Orion, MI57 contributions
Pleasant Surprise
Jul 2019 • Couples
This little village was certainly worth the visit. There is so much to see and it is arranged so nicely. The site is well taken care of and the staff members are very friendly. You can certainly spend a few hours here if you want to see everything. When we pulled into the parking lot, we were a little leery and were not going to go in. We decided to take a chance even though it was two hours to closing and looked like rain. So happy that we did. There are many buildings, all brought in from around Ludington, and there were restored here. We loved it!
Written July 8, 2019
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Heather L
14 contributions
Good experience
Jun 2019 • Family
It was a smaller scale than Greenfield village, but definitely worth the time. A lot of buildings set up with rich history and a few actors sprinkled throughout to enhance the experience.
Written June 14, 2019
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Selestat, France329 contributions
Beautiful exhibitions !
May 2019 • Couples
We spent half a day in this historical village and just loved wandering in and out the mansions, cabins and houses which are all beautifully decorated with authentic historical artefacts. It feels as though the settlers have just walked out of their house and can come back any minute. WE LOVED IT!
Written May 26, 2019
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443darrells
17 contributions
EXCELLENT!!
Jul 2018 • Family
I love to go to historical villages and this historical village is one of the best I have seen, especially when they have people there all dressed up and interacting with the guests. The special events are so nice, I love them.
Written February 8, 2019
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Jennifer W
38 contributions
Pleasant and interesting place to spend a few hours
Sep 2018 • Friends
We went after the summer season and on a weekday so we practically had the place to ourselves. I did invest $2 on the self-guided booklet since there weren't any volunteers/re-enactors out and about to talk with us. Though, we did get lucky and find one volunteer in the clock exhibit. He was very interesting and definitely added to the enjoyment. Having the booklet helped with the other buildings by adding some background. I think when volunteers are there, it'd be a great place to visit and I think families with an interest in history would really enjoy it.
Written September 29, 2018
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  • Tue - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM